Okay, H.P. Lovecraft fans, get your cyclopean engines started as Boom! Studios has announced a four issue mini-series based on the Necronomicon religious text featured in many of Lovecraft’s horror tales.

In August Boom! Studios will release Necronomicon written by William Messner-Loebs, with art by Andrew Ritchie. The company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the issue, which might cause some of you night terrors, and is sure to get the religious people all up in arms.

“Lovecraft believed – and he was right – that the scariest things are those least understood. Thus he kept everything as vague as he could – the mythos, the monsters, even the horrid and grisly fates of his heroes,” said NECRONOMICON writer William Messner-Loebs. “Well, my job, given me by the esteemed BOOM!, is to describe, explicate, explain and anatomize said book and lay its mysteries bare, all whilst causing as much havoc as I can.”

Necronomicon #1 (JUN083748)
William Messner-Loebs (w)
Andrew Ritchie (a)
J.K. Woodward (cover)

NECRONOMICON follows the story of Henry Said, an Arabic college student in 1920s Arkham, Mass. who is hired by cultists to find the forbidden tome and obtain the dark powers of old. In the course of his adventures, Henry travels the world as he traces the footsteps of the Necronomicon’s writer, Abdul Alhazard, and makes a… dark discovery.


via Boom! Studios

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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